Paulina Lewandowska
Hei! I am Paulina and I look after our Norwegian students coming to the University of Essex. Each year we welcome a number of students from Norway to study various courses including Acting, Computer Science, and Psychology, and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. We currently have around 60 Norwegian students studying with us. Below you'll find some country-specific information which I hope you will find helpful. Please do get in touch at if you have any questions.
Paulina Lewandowska norway country contact

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider a 4.0 average from the six best subjects in the Vitnemal/VVO.

If you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted,please contact us for more information. 

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with D or above from Bachelor degree.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team at

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available through our partner Kaplan International Colleges if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.


Postgraduate Research

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the course that you are interested in. 
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the information above), and a master’s degree with a good grade is required for most PhD programmes, in addition to a well-developed research proposal in a field in which we can offer supervision. Please have a read through our information for PhD applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Non-EU Europe Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Norway. Please visit the links above for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Norway achieving B or above at Bachelor's level.

You may be eligible to receive funding through Lånekassen for your studies at Essex. Please visit the Lånekassen website for further information.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Nordic society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Meet other Nordic students
  • Share Nordic cultures and languages with other students
  • Make and enjoy Nordic food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Nordic society

You can also get involved with the ANSA Essex chapter. 

Meet us in Norway

18 - 19 January 2023 - TaUtdanning fair, Stavanger

25 - 26 January 2023 - TaUtdanning fair, Bergen

15 - 16 February 2023 - TaUtdanning fair, Oslo

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Funding from your home country may apply for your studies at Essex
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Hear from our Norwegian students and alumni

Norwegian student Vilde Gravdal
Jeg kommer fra Bergen, Norge og valgte å dra til Essex på grunn av universitetets gode rykte og svært internasjonale profil. Jeg studerer internasjonale relasjoner, så for meg var det viktig å velge et universitet hvor jeg kunne få muligheten til å treffe folk fra hele verden. Min opplevelse på universitetet i Essex har gått over all forventning, mye på grunn av alle mulighetene som kommer i tillegg til selve studiene. Allerede fra første uken ble jeg introdusert til «Politics Society», ett av de mange «societies» som finnes på campus, der jeg ikke bare fikk øvd meg i å diskutere politikk, men også fikk mange nye venner. Jeg valgte å benytte meg av universitetets tilbud om å dra på utveksling i ett år, så i dag studerer jeg i Tyskland, før jeg returnerer til Essex. Universitetet tilbyr flere typer boliger, mange spisesteder og ikke minst en nattklubb, alt på samme sted, så det har virkelig en campus-spirit! De som underviser er alltid engasjerte og hjelpsomme etter min erfaring, så man kan alltid føle seg komfortabel å spørre om hjelp. Å velge å studere på universitetet i Essex var for meg bare første skritt i retning av hva som ble en utrolig lærerik, sosial og spennende opplevelse.
Vilde Gravdal BA International relations
I wanted to study at Essex because I knew the University had a strong focus on research. I also liked the fact that the University was close to London and had a very diverse student body. I found settling into student life at Essex very straightforward. For example, when I first arrived at the University, I was met by a student who took the time to show me my accommodation, get my keys, and gave me a quick tour of the campus. I was particularly impressed with the Department of Psychology, as staff were always available and very motivated to help students. I learned a lot, both from the intellectually stimulating conversations I had with my advisor and from team work activities with other students on my course.
Monica Bernstein  BSc Psychology
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